belonging, level concerns the need to be liked and wanted
by family, friends, coworkers, and others with whom we
ESTEEMThe esteem level involves our
feelings of importance. To satisfy our esteem needs, we
must get a feeling of importance from two sources. First,
we must have a feeling of importance that comes from
within; this feeling is self-esteem. Second, since self-
esteem alone will not satisfy our esteem needs, we must
feel that other people believe we are important.
is the full realization of our own potential. Simply stated,
that means we know our limits and try to perform, within
those limits, to our full potential.
These five levels of needs are acted out in behaviors.
You, as a supervisor with an understanding of these
needs, can help your people satisfy their needs and be
What is an individual worthnot in dollars and
centsbut to you, to the Navy, and to the person
himself/herself? You, as a petty officer, will have to
determine that through experience. Every person has
different wants and desires and has a different emotional
makeup. Remember that one trait you cannot change is
the emotional makeup of a person, but you may be able
to influence the person or situation toward a favorable
outcome. If you observe how a person acts, you can often
tell how a person feels. If you observe your personnel,
you will be able to help them adjust to almost any
Before you can help your personnel adjust to various
situations, you must show self-control. That means
holding back an impulse to say or do something
inappropriate in a situation. Self-control does not mean
you never get angry; it means if you do become angry,
you control the emotion so youll have a better chance of
taking appropriate action.
To be an effective Navy leader, you must believe and
trust in your subordinates' basic worth and ability to
perform. The smart leader approaches subordinates with
positive concern for their growth and development.
While trusting in their basic worth and ability to perform
is important, be careful not to set up subordinates for
failure by expecting too much. Have concern for your
subordinates' limitations, and express your concern
openly and honestly.
Our mission in the Navy is to accomplish our
assigned dutiesdo our job. If your subordinates have
personal problems, the job will suffer; know what
resources are available to help them overcome their
problems. Personnel will look up to you with respect and
ask for your advice when you show interest in their
With practice and hard work, you will soon develop
a knack for knowing the true worth of your people. You
then can mold them into highly productive Sailors.
REVIEW 2 QUESTIONS
Q1. What level of human need is described as the need
to be liked?
Q2. What level of human need is described as the full
realization of our own potential?
Learning Objectives: Recall the process used to
subordinates. Recognize the necessity to coordinate
material and safety requirements. Identify the procedures
for maintaining qualification records. Identify the
elements needed to judge the progress of a job.
Recognize the guidelines for giving feedback. Identify
reasons for reporting job progress to immediate
supervisor. Recognize the necessity for process
improvement. Identify the elements used to evaluate a
completed assignment. Recognize reasons for reporting
on subordinate performance. Recognize methods to
resolve conflicts or differences between subordinates.
Leadership and supervision go hand in hand.
However, although they are closely related, leadership
and supervision are two separate roles. Leadership
consists of the personality and skill needed to motivate
and influence people to do a job. Supervision is the art of